November 19th 2019 | Central London

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Speakers

Lord Tim Clement-Jones

Lord Tim Clement-Jones - Co-Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on AI

Describe yourself in three words please

Improbable AI Commentator!

Can you give a short introduction to your role and organisation?

Former Chair of House of Lords AI Select Committee and Co-Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on AI. Liberal Democrat Digital Economy Spokesperson.

Are there any specific themes / topics that you would like to see included in the summit agenda?

The need for and content of an ethical framework for the development and application of AI.

What would you say is your greatest success story to date?

Our Select Committee Report - published in April.

If there was one specific AI challenge that you could overcome, what would it be?

To reach international agreement on an ethical framework between major tech businesses and governments.

Dr Zoe Webster

Dr Zoe Webster - Director AI & Data Economy - Innovate UK

Describe yourself in three words please! 

InnovativeFriendly, Maternal

Can you give a short introduction to your role and organisation? 

As part of UK Research and Innovation, Innovate UK stimulates productivity and economic growth by supporting businesses to develop and realise the potential of new ideas, including those from the UK’s world-class research base.  As Director of AI and Data Economy at Innovate UK, I lead a team of experts working to identify, support and accelerate high growth-potential innovation in the UK, based on cutting-edge AI and data research and technology. 

Are there any specific themes / topics that you would like to see included in the summit agenda? 

Risk appetite for innovation among public sector bodies and ways to share risk more effectively.

What would you say is your greatest success story to date? 

In my working life, I am happy to say that I’ve put in place grant funding programmes, with colleagues, that have played a major role in the growth of many companies. Achieving a PhD alongside a full-time job is also a personal success.

If there was one specific AI challenge that you could overcome, what would it be?

Awareness: A more widespread appreciation of what AI can and cannot achieve (and that it is a whole range of techniques and approaches that have their own pros and cons) would help encourage sustainable investment in the areas most likely to benefit.

Lisa Talia Moretti

Lisa Talia Moretti - Digital Sociologist & Strategist

Describe yourself in three words please!

Brave, Curious, Determined

Can you give a short introduction to your role and organisation?

Lisa Talia Moretti is an award-winning digital sociologist and strategist based in London. For more than a decade, she's studied and written about the relationship between technology, information and society. During this time, Lisa has also presented keynotes and run workshops to audiences from a wide range of business backgrounds on the impact, opportunities and challenges of emerging technologies.

Lisa is an Associate Lecturer in the Institute of Management Studies at Goldsmiths and at Cardiff University in the School of Journalism, PR and Cultural Studies. She is also a Visiting Teacher at Plymouth University and Sup de Pub in Paris. Her teaching area of expertise is Digital Research Methods, Design Thinking, Campaign Analytics, Brand and Social Media Strategy. Lisa's research collaborations with Goldsmiths and King’s College on a range of emerging technologies including chatbots and AI have gained international coverage with CNN, BBC, Fast Company, Campaign, CogX and TechCrunch, Forbes and others.

Are there any specific themes / topics that you would like to see included in the summit agenda?

Exploring and developing public education and cultural programs to inform and engage citizens in debate about the impact AI will have on social health, wealth and overall wellbeing.

Breaking down silos and creating supportive partnerships between governments, corporates and education providers so as to build a more sustained relationship between governance and policy, innovation and employment, and building a talent pipeline through fostering relevant skills in some and upskilling or re-skilling in others.

What would you say is your greatest success story to date?

Wow! What a question. I’m from a tiny town in the middle of South Africa where no one is really expected to achieve very much based on such humble beginnings. Living in London and working all over Europe is my greatest success story.

If there was one specific AI challenge that you could overcome, what would it be?

I think diversity in all its guises remains a massive challenge for the industry in addition to many companies only hiring data scientists and engineers to work on their AI solution. Do you really need another data scientist or do you need social scientist instead?

Dr Karen Croxson

Dr Karen Croxson - Head of Research & Deputy Chief Economist - Financial Conduct Authority 

Shaun Collings

Shaun Collings - Regional Sales Director UK Public Sector - Pure Storage